Sunday, August 10, 2008

Timeless day.

By this I mean that time didn't matter today as I was completely free of parental responsibility and had no need to clockwatch.

With HWDD and BD out visiting grandparents, I escaped to the plot for four and a half hours straight! I will probably suffer for it tomorrow, but am pleased with how much I managed to do.

The brassica bed has 7x sprouts, 3x red cabbage, 3x celeriac and 2 broccoli, mulched and netted.

There are 20 broad beans (The Sutton) next to the rhubarb which were buzzing with bees.

And 130 leeks! 70x Mussleburgh (sown 01.08) and 50 Pandora (sown 4.08) I hope that DB has no ill effects from eating leaks, once we start weaning!

My men arrived home safely laden with runner beans from Grandad's garden- which are are definite hit with BD! (22 weeks)

Yesterday we had a very damp trip to Wakehurst Place and the Millennium Seed Bank before celebrating auntie Sharon’s xx birthday with the rest of the family.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Important stuff....

Does it really matter if the weeds take over or the slugs eat the beans? Sometimes you just have to sit back and say- never mind, it can wait. The most important things in my life don’t need weeding, but do need lots of loving tender care and regular feeding!

I’m proud to say that HWDD harvested the garlic last week and the 15 bulbs are drying in the greenhouse.
There are about 6 cranberries ripening for the first time this year. Probably not enough to go with our Christmas turkey though.

Another shot of the garden a few days ago.
And another of Baby Digger, who’s now transplanted from his crib to a cot in his own room and is starting to explore the garden.